COVID in NY: CDC recommends masks in these 23 counties where COVID is spreading fast – The Journal News

That suggests counties with at least 50 brand-new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population over the previous seven days, or a COVID test positivity rate of 8% and above.Initially, just New York City, Long Island and Greene County, which is south of Albany, had actually satisfied the threshold.But by Sunday, the mask suggestions in New York had actually spread out further upstate to consist of Orange, Putnam and Westchester counties in the Hudson Valley; a cluster of counties in the Capital Region and the 3 largest upstate counties: Erie, Monroe and Onondaga.As of Sunday night, Nassau, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island had reached the “high” transmission rate, which is at least 100 brand-new cases per 100,000 people.Almost all of the rest of New Yorks counties were at “moderate” transmission, which the CDC is not advising masks indoors.Three rural upstate counties were deemed at low transmission, which is colored blue on the CDC map: Allegany, Genesee and Yates.More: CDC says wear masks where COVID is spreading out quickly. Heres where in NY.Which New York counties are in the public mask zones?Here is where the CDC recommends masks due to “considerable” or “high” spread. He can be reached at or followed on Twitter: @GannettAlbanySupport local journalismWe cover the stories from the New York State Capitol and across New York that matter most to you and your household.

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